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Steampunk Skull Cameras

Boy of Blue Continues to Freak Us Out with Yamma (UPDATE)

— January 8, 2009 — Art & Design
Under the guise Boy of Blue, Wayne Martin Belger creates functional pinhole cameras made from steampunk pieces, real animal and human blood, bones, and organs. It’s all in the name of art, and specifically, as Belger says, ‘designed to study the Beauty of Decay.’

Belger also gives the macabre details of the skulls in his possession. For example, one pictured above is made from a 150-year-old skull of a 13-year-old girl. He displays his photographic work alongside his sculptures and cameras for added effect. An update on his work comes in the amazing from of a skull entitled Yamma.

Yamma, a Tibetan skull camera, is his latest piece and was “designed for the study of exodus and for the research of modern incarnations of historical iconic figures.”

Boy Blue had this skull blessed by a Tibetan Lama for its current journey. In stark contrast to its origins, Yama is made from aluminum, titanium, copper, brass, bronze steel, silver, gold, and mercury. Its adornments include 4 sapphires, 3 rubies (the one at Yama’s third eye was $5,000), Asian and American turquoise, sand, blood, and 9 opals inlaid in the skull.

The detail of these pieces is staggering.